Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Salon: I've Missed It Here!

Hi, y'all! I feel like I haven't seen you in ages. I've missed you and your comments. I've missed blogging. I've missed our Twitter conversations. I've missed reading other blogs. I've missed reading (or finishing) actual books. Here's what I've been up to in these far-too-quiet last few months:

Remember when I said Mr. Nomadreader and I bought a house? Well everything came through, we closed, and moved. FOR THE LAST TIME. EVER. (That tiny red triangle in the top right corner says SOLD!) I've moved six times in the six years I've been blogging. I've moved nine times since I graduated from college (just over ten years ago.) Sheesh. And as much as I love our house, and still find myself wandering from room to room marveling that it's ours, part of me is ready to resume 'normal' reading, blogging, Tweeting and blog reading. Hello, lazy days of summer, I'm so glad you're here! Once the last of the major things to do around the house are tied up this week (just in time for our first out-of-town visitors and our housewarming party), I'm looking forward to a summer full of Mondays off. Yes, Mr. Nomadreader and I will finally have a day off together each week (at least for two and a half months!) House pictures will come when more is put away. Sneak peak: we're arranging our books by color, and I cannot wait!

While I haven't been blogging or even reading other blogs, I have been spending thinking about why I blog and what I want out of my blog. I haven't reached many conclusions, but for now I want to once again make blogging a priority in my life, just as I want to make reading a priority. I always come back around to what I love most about blogging about books: I'm an extrovert who loves to read, so having an outlet to share my thoughts on books with other readers matters to me. I also want to return to blogging more about other entertainment media, specifically film and television. Look for more of those posts in the future.

I'm spending today unpacking, finishing up Michael Harvey's fourth Michael Kelly novel, We All Fall Down, and binge-watching Grey's Anatomy (I'm in the middle of season 2.) I find alternating house chores with relaxing makes me accomplish far more (or at least not resent chores interrupting my lazy Sunday nearly as much!)

I hope this week will be a return to my normal posting schedule and help me get caught up on reviews. Now tell me: what have you been up to? 

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20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the house!! I am so happy for you and I have missed you too.

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    1. Thanks, Ti! I've still been reading your blog, but I feel bad commenting when I'm not blogging too. Why? I have no idea.

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  2. Congratulations! Good to have you back but I don't blame you if you want to spend more time doing up your new home!

    JoV's Book Pyramid.

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    1. I do, but I also want to spend more time doing all of the other things I love. My aim is somewhere between apathy and urgency.

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  3. Can't wait to see pics of the house. So happy for you guys!

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    1. Thanks. I can't wait for you to see it in person too:-)

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  4. When I moved to PA, I ended up moving 11 times in 9 years, so I definitely feel your pain. Congrats on the new house and no more moving! Yay!

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  5. The house looks gorgeous, and I can't wait to see MORE PICS!!! I'm a house-looker from way back. lol Here's hoping you can resume a normal blogging and reading schedule. Cheers!

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  6. Congratulations! We moved more often in our early years, but now have been in our same house for 12 years! Have fun getting it just the way you want it!

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    1. Laurie, I hope we can be here for many, many, many years. Cheers!

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  7. Wishing you much happiness in your new home. Hope you find much happiness there.

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  8. Congratulations on your new home!!! That's so exciting!

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  9. Your joy gave me a smile! I look forward to reading your blog posts.

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  10. Congrats on your house!!! I have not been blogging lately, that's for sure. Need to figure out how to fit it back into my life.

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    1. I hope I can keep the momentum going. When did it get so hard?

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